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Had to GS the front end again (Fell off) so I'm impatiently waiting for it to cure atm.

Also working on buggy #3 and Dakkajet.

If I end up using more warbuggies than these 3 definitely just gonna get a trukk kit and cut it down.


   
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Finished this guy off. I'm thinking I'm gonna put him a base to help support the front forks, even tho now the GS seems pretty stable.

On to #3 and the Dakkajet!

   
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Just a couple finished shots of my Dakkajet and friends.

Time to decide on the next project but I suspect it'll be the Lootas staring demandingly at me from my shelf. Or well, they would, if they had heads.

   
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So this is one of my terrain pieces I'm working on atm for LOER. I am basing it loosely on an Egyptian Temple.





Here it is from both sides atm, as I have it laid out. I cut the foam columns with my new foam cutter, to get them close to circular. I'm probably keeping this layout, but I'm not 100% sure yet.

This is after I sanded the pillars to get them closer to round:



next stage is going to be refining the columns, trying to get them to look more like stone. I also started scoring them lightly where I'm going to be painting designs in. The base it self has been basecoated with a burnt umber, which I'm waiting on to dry.

   
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So I started redoing the base, after I realized the stone simply stood out too much from the pillars stone version. It looked nice in brown, just didn't match, so I started redoing it in grey, like I did the pillars.




Here's all the pillars after their final HL of ivory white, I tried to give them a hint of a vein structure.





Mocked up the Temple again, to check out how it was all fitting together. Much happier with this version.



And I started working on the main pillar itself. It'll all be weathered afterwards, but likely mostly with paint as chipping fluid would not be ideal for pink foam.

   
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That right there is a thing of beauty. What a beautiful army.

The terrain is looking fantastic as well, great work on the stones.

   
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Thanks Cam!

I like to do army shots sometimes especially when I find my impetus waning a little bit. Trying to get the wherewithal to get the remaining units done this year (soon TM)

Speaking of remaining units so far I have:

30 grots
20+ nobz
6 warbikes
1 battlewagon
4 Mek Gunz (not purchased yet)
? Flash Gitz (also not purchased yet)
5-10 Lootas (under construction)
and 2 DeffDreads


That'll complete my Greentide, at least til I get a stompa and the FW units I'd really like (Grot tanks etc)

   
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Nice progress on the terrain and a smashing army shot.


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I saw the build earlier and wondered what you were going for with the square bases and the pink board, The finished result is excellent and well done. The paint completely defines the look of that model.

 
   
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Thanks guys! Got a bit more hobby done (yesterday) on my Lootas:





Mek Boy & Lootas - working on their metals atm, their flesh is done. Bases are under consideration (will be ocean again tho).

And I actually am not currently hobbying (Gasp) because I'm playing a small game with my Son (finally!!) - really our first 8th ed game. Yes it's been that long.... Had to wait for him to get his DE together lol. Basically he's using the entire contents of the SC box, and I'm using 10 boyz, 1 nob, 1 painboy in a trukk, and a warbuggy (which was already blown up so not in shots).





Just playing on a small mat, so's to try to keep it quick, neither of us have psykers (well DE, Duh) but anyways, it's pretty fun! Little bit of confusion over 7th rules vs 8th but not too bad. We didn't add in anything except let's kill each other so we can try to figure out how this game works. I think he's prolly gonna win tho lol

   
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I've decided to start visiting the blogs of other LoER contestants, so I can enjoy more than just their contest pieces. I'm only starting the 3rd page of yours, but I wanted to comment. First, what a nice collection you minis you've been making. It's not very timely, but your Luna Wolves look good.. Second, I'm really excited that you are the first person I've seen on here that uses the tops from the squeeze apple sauce and yogurt like I do

Okay, back to reading

   
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Lol thanks Syro_! I have to say I've been known to stop in the middle of the street when I see an interesting piece of would be terrain. It kinda gets into your brain after a while! Glad you're enjoying the blog =D I need to read the other LoER blogs more too >< sooo many ideas so little time!!

   
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basically just did some work on the bases for the lootas - trying to decide if I want to add water effects or not.





Also took a little break to work on this guy:


   
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Good job on the lootas.

Nice little green dude.


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Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Thanks Dr H! hoping chibis will help me get a bit better with eyes too

not a lot of update atm, but I did rebase (or well, base) one of my trukks, I'm working on doing all of them. I hadn't been going to do it, but after a couple games I found it would be better if they were on bases to avoid messing up all the weathering etc I did (and breaking them less ><




   
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I'm up to page 8 now, and wanted to comment on how nice your swamp board looks. You did a great job with the water effects and making it look like there is aquatic life going on under the water. I also checked out this current page. I really enjoyed your green tide army pics for the end of the year. I did the same thing. Your ork army looks great! I love the orky feel of it, and the conversions. My favorite is probably the grots suspended from the bottom of the wings of the dakkajet in those little armored baskets.

   
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 Guildenstern wrote:
Thanks Dr H! hoping chibis will help me get a bit better with eyes too...
Yeah, I have a chibi-style figure to paint soon, myself. It's going to be an interesting challenge to get the right "cartoon" look to it (rather than the more "realistic" painting I'm used to).

Pretty base you have there. Good contrast with the rusty Ork truck.
A couple of things for the future, and if the base is a permanent fixture;
I'd have added some splashing from the wheels, doesn't have to be rooster-tails, but something to show the water being moved about.

And on top of that (or actually under), some brown, murky trails from where the wheels have been. Under the water effects (over the blue) to show the mud of the bed that the truck is running on...

...Or can Orks, if they believe in it enough, walk/run/drive on water...

... being churned up and muddying the water.

Maybe I'm just too "realistic" in my thinking for Orks. There's so many things about them that I "can't" do in my models.


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The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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 Dr H wrote:
 Guildenstern wrote:
Thanks Dr H! hoping chibis will help me get a bit better with eyes too...
Yeah, I have a chibi-style figure to paint soon, myself. It's going to be an interesting challenge to get the right "cartoon" look to it (rather than the more "realistic" painting I'm used to).

Pretty base you have there. Good contrast with the rusty Ork truck.
A couple of things for the future, and if the base is a permanent fixture;
I'd have added some splashing from the wheels, doesn't have to be rooster-tails, but something to show the water being moved about.

And on top of that (or actually under), some brown, murky trails from where the wheels have been. Under the water effects (over the blue) to show the mud of the bed that the truck is running on...

...Or can Orks, if they believe in it enough, walk/run/drive on water...

... being churned up and muddying the water.

Maybe I'm just too "realistic" in my thinking for Orks. There's so many things about them that I "can't" do in my models.


Brilliant! No, those are awesome ideas! I Love it! I always learn a lot from each iteration so it helps having critiques as well, to point out what I miss.

I look at a lot of these as mini dioramas, so I'll ask myself, what is the trukk doing? I mean, is it wading through the water? Or revving full speed? THat kind of thing, it helps to tell a story I've found, even if the story ends up no where other than my own head.

I played with waves on this one, not very happy with them tbh, I'm still trying to master white water type effects the way they look in my head lol

Since this trukk was meant to be going relatively slower, I definitely feel like the muddy idea fits. And yeah I think the wheels need to be at least 'wet' looking in places - I originally had sand on them, but as you can figure, a complete sand/beach theme, without water, is pretty boring.

I'll definitely incorporate these ideas in my next one =D Plus it'll help differentiate from the others. And prolly can touch up this one, while I'm thinking about it.

While I've not had a ton of brain power, thanks to tiny Nurglings giving me the crud, I did manage to get some stuff built at least:



I put together my son's DE addons (basically all the Gangs of Commarragh box set




Got this bad boy put together - going to do some pretty minor (for me) conversion, as I do like to have at least a couple 'regular' kits of most of the orks stuffs





And my Terrain order came in... This is my big 2018 (and maybe 19... 20..) year project. I'm building a table of terrain to look like a Forge World. Besides some of the new terrain kits, I have a lot of pringle cans, PVC pipe and other bits that'll be helping (Because I'm not 100% crazy and buying all the kits from GW like I'd like to). I expect progress to be fairly slow, as I am also still trying to finish my ork army, but I'm excited to start in on this new project as well!

   
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After seeing your swamp board, I'm drooling over what your Forge World board is going to look like

   
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Trukk is awesome. DE looking very promising. Ork battlewagon is a nice kit, might get my grubby mits on one one day.

Full table of a forge world, challenge accepted, got a variation on a theme, to do for a commission, so sharing ideas.

   
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@Syro - thanks! I hope it lives up to your expectations

@Cam - awesome sauce! So far I also have a lot of window screening to use as the flooring (as a cover, not by itself). At least in places. I'm working out how to do girders, I asked Mel (theTerrainTutor) and mentioned using cut up pieces from that honeycombed plastic sign board.

Can't recall if I mentioned yet, my plan is to have two levels, with gantries, and stairs between the two. I am likely to order plasticard for the steps so I can get that diamond pattern easily.

Anyway plans are percolating!

   
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Made this for a secretsanta gift exchange earlier, wanted to post my pics. Quite happy with how he came out - it was a lot of fun to convert, as always. Love the deffkopta kit has to be one of my favorite models of all time.

   
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Cool bike.


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The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Thanks Dr H =) I may end up converting all my Deffkoptas to bikes just because

It's way late but I'm still working on my Ruined Temple, even if it's not in time for the LoER competition.




Also finished my Lootas:


   
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I like the looks of that temple you've been creating. I had no idea where you were going with it in your very first pictures with just the square bases making the checker floor. That's some real vision making it look this good now.

   
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Wow. That is a massive haul. GW hit a new high with this terrain. The detail is maddening. I have quite a lot of it and no matter how much work I put in it always has more... more... MORE to be done. I'll check back with you in 2020 and see how that particular project is going.






 
   
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Lol @ Skalk - thanks! I might be done by then lol

Thanks Syro - it's kinda an organic process I've found (that's my excuse for it completely grows out of control and i have no idea what I'm doing!)

Here's our latest installation:





I think it's about ready for sand now, I wanted to build the dunes up a bit, to show where the sand had gathered over time, as the wind blew it etc. I think it's high enough to my liking now. I had to wait a good bit for my filler to dry. I did it in three layers to help with that as well. Normally I'd use something like Spackle but I'm out (it has this annoying tendancy to go bad here in GA, probably as it doesn't seal 100%)

   
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I find it best to let a model grow/build itself. However strict your original plan may be sometimes a model will just want to go in a different direction and you shouldn't fight it.

Good work, Guild'.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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If by 'go bad' you mean turn stanky and grow mold, just throw a piece of plastic wrap on top of what's left in your bucket and smoosh it down into the spackle. That will prevent mold and drying since both need air.

Good looking stuff as always - particularly the chessboard looking part of the build - I like that bit

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